ERIC Number: ED128702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Family Drama Workshop: Communications Seminar for High School Students.
Stanton, Timothy; Sheiner, Michaele
This paper was written for high school teachers and other youth workers, who are looking for effective ways to support and assist adolescents as they deal with their complex, and often painful, changing family relationships. It describes A Family Drama Workshop, a series of seminars on families and communication, which was developed and presented to high school students in 1975. The seminar used the structure of the classroom and the experience of art and literature to help students: (1) become more aware of how people influence each other in family or other group situations; (2) enhance their ability to listen to and empathize with other people; (3) use this new awareness and enhancement to improve their own emotional expressiveness. It was anticipated that by practicing these skills and exploring emotionally-charged feelings and attitudes toward families these students would feel more confident and flexible in their interactions, act more constructively, and thereby have a less troublesome time as adolescent family members. By becoming more able to make choices in their family interaction they would find family relationships less imprisoning. While all expectations were not met, this writeup should be of help to others who wish to design similar programs. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Marin Charitable Foundation, Ross, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A